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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1908

Vol. V

(Born Ind.)

Horace M. Hickam

(Ap'd Ind.)


Born at Spencer, IN.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 16, 1904 to Feb. 14, 1908, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Second Lieut., 11th Cavalry)

Service unknown, no information having been received.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Horace Meek Hickam, Born Aug. 14, 1885.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 11th Cavalry, Feb. 14, 1908.

At Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., May 15, 1908, to July 30, 1909; at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., Aug. 1, 1909, to March 9, 1911; in camp at San Antonio, Texas, March 12 to Nov. 11, 1911; at Fort Oglethorpe, Nov. 14, 1911, to Sept. 30, 1913;

(Transferred to 8th Cavalry, Oct. 1, 1913)

joined regiment at Camp Stotsenburg, Pampanga, P. I., Dec. 4, 1913; served there to Nov. 18, 1914; at Fort William McKinley, P. I., Nov. 18, 1914, to

(First Lieut., 7th Cavalry, Dec. 8, 1914)

June 10, 1915; at Camp Stotsenburg, June 10 to Nov. 15, 1915; en route to U. S., Nov. 15 to Dec. 14, 1915; at Douglas, Arizona, Dec. 23, 1915; entered Mexico with Punitive Expedition, March 16, 1916; participated in engagement with Villista Forces at Guerrero, March 19, and at Temochi, April 22, 1916; in skirmish with Carranzistas at Piojo Canyon, June 20, 1916; left regiment at Colonia Dublan, Mexico, Nov. 23, 1916; at Orono, Me., Professor of Military Science and Tactics at University of Maine, to

(Captain of Cavalry, May 15, 1917)

(Assigned to 18th Cavalry)

July, 1917; joined 18th Cavalry, July 5, 1917; 18th Cavalry designated as 76th Field Artillery;

(Major, Temporary, Aviation Section, Signal Corps, Sept. 22, 1917)

at Garden City, Long Island, N. Y., organized and commanded Aviation Concentration Camp; Executive Officer Aeronautical General Supply Depot and Concentration Camp, Oct. 25, 1917, to May 8, 1918; at Rockwell Field, San Diego, Cal., May 17, 1918;

(Junior Military Aviator, June 16, 1918)

at Dorr and Carlstrom Fields, Executive Officer, Sept. 20 to 29, 1918; commanding Pursuit and Aerial Gunnery School, Sept. 30, 1918, to Jan. 30, 1919;

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Major, Temporary, Aviation Section, Signal Corps, Sept. 22, 1917.

At Carlstrom Field, Fla., in command Pursuit School, and at Dorr Field, Fla., in command Aerial Gunnery School, Sept. 30, 1918, to Jan. 30, 1919; at Washington, D. C., Chief of the Information Division, Office of the Chief of the Air Corps, Feb., 1919, to

Returned to Grade of Captain, June 30, 1920.

Major of Cavalry, July 1, 1920.

(Transferred to Air Service, Aug. 6, 1920.)

Feb., 1923; at Kelly Field, Tex., Assistant Commandant, Advanced Flying School, and in command 10th School Group, Feb. 1923, to Aug. 1, 1925; at Langley Field, Va., student officer, Air Corps Tactical School, to 1926, when he was graduated; rated Air Pilot; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer, Command and General Staff School, to 1927, when he was graduated; at Washington, D. C., student officer, Army War College, to 1928, when he was graduated;

(Detailed to General Staff, July 1, 1928.)

at Washington, D. C., Chief, Air Section, War Plans Division, to ––––

Awarded Silver Star and cited "for gallantry in action against Cervantes' band of Villistas at Tomochic, Mexico, Apr. 22, 1916."

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(Maj. Cav., July 1, 1920)

(Trfd. to A. C., Aug. 6, 1920)

At Washington, D. C., C., Air Sec., W. P. D., to July, 1932; at Fort Crockett, Tex., C. O., 3d Attack Group to Nov. 5, 1934.

Died, Nov. 5, 1934, at Ft. Crockett, Tex.: Aged 49.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1936.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Hickam's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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